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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

While Air New Zealand is the 36th largest airline in the world, it ranks 6th in its social media presence.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here. But is having a bigger amygdala better?

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Here are some other characteristics of communities.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them. The debate has begun.   Facts are not important. 

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

” I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing. Networks

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Email use will be eroded by social media.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogs. Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Although biased, I truly believe there is something in the water at the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Invoke Media (makers of Hootsuite ).

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

2.Every business and social activity is a form of media. Our social lives are manifestations of media. ORGANIZATIONS TO NETWORKS.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. No problem, right?

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. But, while “fans claim that new social-networking offerings now being developed for the corporate world will create huge benefits for businesses,” many companies remain skeptical. Do they deliver real, measurable value to the business?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

As it happened, almost by accident, I saw the movie, The Social Network, last night. I was thinking: “Do I really need to see this film?


Jay Cross

Take advantage of convergence of informal learning and social networks. The Big Question. What are your major plans for the year?

Six steps to success in a world driven by cloud computing

Ross Dawson

Social networks I recently gave the keynote for an event series on cloud computing run by Telstra Business across five Australian cities. My keynote was followed by a presentation by Telstra's Chief Technology Officer Hugh Bradlow. The article is here, with the full text of my quoted 'Six Steps to Success' is below. Dawson.

The Social Network: Disappointing

David Weinberger

I’m a big fan of Aaron Sorkin, but I saw The Social Network last night and was quite disappointed. The movie shows Mark Zuckerberg as affectless, arrogant, and without empathy or social graces. It’s not a bad movie, just disappointing, and a little long. The acting and editing were good. First, the movie is cliched.

Location and social networking

George Siemens

Location is the hot topic in social networking. With FourSquare and Gowalla as early leaders (Facebook will respond shortly), location-based social networks are the next logical progression in social media. In a learning context, location-based social networking could be quite valuable.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Of course they (should) add value to their company, but its not their company - they only (want and need to) belong to it Social is a Pull movement.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. My Network is indeed my Net Worth. social learning social networking jon husband marshall mcluhan

Decentralized social networks

George Siemens

Diaspora is a concept at this stage, but is based on these important concepts (from the video): “We don’t need to hand our messages [and relationships] to a hub. We can talk directly to each other&# …&# Sharing and privacy are not mutually exclusive&#.

Moving social networked learning forward

George Siemens

The Landing is a social network (based on Elgg) that we’ve deployed to increase social connectedness at Athabasca. I’ve posted a few thoughts on what needs to be done to move social networked learning forward I’ve mentioned Athabasca University’s Landing previously.

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

bduperrin “The more social you are you [the] more opportunities you get, the more busy you are, the less social you become.”. not synched with networked work”. Social capital” too. Networks. reactorcontrol “Tim Berners-Lee describes social networks as “vertical silos”, because they are not interoperable.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches. Before social media will become a mature process for recruiting, we need to build appropriate strategies and measurements to gauge its success. Number converted to hires.

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‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. Social Network Theory, particularly Mark Granovetter’s 1973 paper “ The Strength of Weak Ties “ James MacGregor Burns’s ideas on leadership as collaboration, developed during the 1970s. In the 2.0

The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 6 July 2010 The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything Social CRM: pleonasm or tautology?

Data: What the Fortune Global 100 are doing (and not doing) on social media

Ross Dawson

A recent study from Burson-Marsteller looks in depth at what the Fortune Global 100 are currently doing on social media. Burson-Marsteller Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 from Burson-Marsteller. Overall, the data points to a high and increasing level of engagement with social media by large corporations.

Automated and Outsourced

Harold Jarche

Banning access to online social networks at work. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Creativity. Passion.

11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Networked or Not? Many dive headlong into a world of always-on connection, open social networks, and oversharing. ZEITGEIST:2011.

Research Seminar: Social Networks and Learning

George Siemens

We’re only about a month away from the TEKRI-hosted doctoral seminar on Social Networks and Learning. We have a great list of presenters and research students lined up. If you’re interested in attending, registration is open. And, if you’d like to share with friends/colleagues, an event poster is also available (.pdf).

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

In this and other cases, MySpace is not competing directly with Facebook, but rather providing a social content platform.

Call for Papers: Connectivism – social networked learning

George Siemens

I’m looking forward to this special issue of IRRODL on connectivism – social networked learning. A call for papers has been initiated. This will provide a good opportunity for supporters and critics of the theory to advance their views and research. Guess he’s a bit ahead of the times

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity. Connections drive innovation.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Social Mentoring/ coaching. Social Websites? Social Books? Social Collaborative projects. Social Wikis. Social Blogs (written/ video).

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What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I don’t think so. Join us.

Social computing in knowledge-intensive workplaces

Harold Jarche

Ross Dawson discusses a Gartner report on social software, looking at some particular forecasts for the next three to five years out: 20% of businesses using social media instead of e-mail by 2014. 20% of businesses will use social network analysis by 2015. So many parallels. I haven’t seen this trend.

Sharing tacit knowledge

Harold Jarche

Global networks have made all of our work, and all of our problems, interconnected. This is the great potential of web social media.

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

A system is any network that has coherence. Social network stimulation. I’m still absorbing the implications. Simple. Novel.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. How about math?

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The boundaries of crowdsourcing and how it relates to open innovation

Ross Dawson

The very high uptake of social networks in Turkey shows both familiarity with online tools, and a propensity to share. Crowdsourcing Global economy Social mediaI was recently asked to do an interview for the Turkish version of CNBC eBusiness magazine on crowdsourcing. Do these two terms have the same meaning?